Realistic ROI Forecasts

It’s always easier to buy something when you are confident you’ll benefit from that purchase. And when you can see a return on your investment in months instead of years its even easier. Trouble is forecasting of ROI with any degree of accuracy is difficult. It requires a complex set of calculations that cover virtually every facet of your business. To help we’ve created a high end tool for calculating ROI that makes it relatively simple too see what effect purchasing AdvancePro will have on your bottom line.

True ROI in Less Than 3 Months

The sample we’ve provided below uses data that is typical for a business running AdvancePro and covers a period of six months. There was no need to go beyond this period since payback usually begins in less than three months.



[wptabcontent]Shipping errors are costly we all know that. But when you can see just how much you might be surprised.

Cost of ErrorsMonth 1Month 2Month 3Month 4Month 5Month 6Total
Number of Shipping Errors Per Week2.
Average Cost of a Shipping Error$55.00$55.00$55.00$55.00$55.00$55.00
Expected Monthly Sales Variance5%5%5%5%5%5%
Shipping Errors per Yr. without AdvancePro8.79.19.510.010.511.1
Cost of Shipping Errors without AdvancePro$476$500$525$551$579$608
Reduction in Shipping Errors w AdvancePro75%75%75%75%75%75%
Shipping Errors per Yr. w AdvancePro2.
Total Cost of Shipping Errors w AdvancePro$119$125$131$138$145$152
Error Reduction Cost Savings$357$375$394$414$434$456$2,430



[wptabcontent]Inventory management is more than just knowing what you have in stock and what you don’t. Software like AdvancePro makes information faster to collect and easier to view. More importantly though it gives you the tools you need to significantly reduce capital tied up in inventory.

Inventory ReductionMonth 1Month 2Month 3Month 4Month 5Month 6Total
Opening Inventory Value before AdvancePro$20,000$20,000$20,000$20,000$20,000$20,000
Expected Monthly Sales Variance0%0%0%0%0%0%
Expected Reduction In Inventory10%10%10%10%10%10%
Inventory Value w AdvancePro$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000$18,000
Inventory Reduction Savings (Safety Stock)$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000$12,000
Savings In Write OffsMonth 1Month 2Month 3Month 4Month 5Month 6Total
Monthly Inventory Write Off$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,000$6,000
Expected Monthly Sales Variance0%0%0%0%0%0%
Inventory Write Off Reduction after AdvancePro75%75%75%75%75%75%
Annual Inventory Write Off with AdvancePro$250$250$250$250$250$250 $1,500
Inventory Write Offs Cost Savings $750$750$750 $750 $750$750$4,500
* Additionally, warehouse space requirements can be better controlled.



[wptabcontent]Staff cost money so it only makes sense to make them as productive as possible. When paper driven processes are replaced with easy to understand software procedures your staff works more efficiently and you save money.

Labor CostsWarehouse Shift 1Warehouse Shift 2Warehouse Shift 3Warehouse Shift 4Clerical 1Clerical 2Total
Number of Employees2000204
Average Wage$15.00$15.00$15.00$15.00$14.00$14.00$14.50
# Hour Worked Per Day8888888
# of Work Days per Month22222222222222
Burden Factor40%40%40%40%40%40%40%
Expected Monthly Sales Variance5%5%5%5%5%5%5%
Salary Growth per Month4%4%4%4%4%4%4%
Expected Labor Reduction w AdvancePro20%20%20%20%20%20%20%
Labor Cost TotalsMonth 1Month 2Month 3Month 4Month 5 Month 6Total
 Number of Employees44.
 Average Wage$14.50$14.50$14.50$14.50$14.50$14.50
 # Hour Worked Per Day888888
 # of Work Days per Year222222222222
Burden Factor40%40%40%40%40%40%
Expected Monthly Sales Variance1%1%1%1%1%1%
Salary Growth per Month0%0%0%0%0%0%
Expected Labor Reduction w AdvancePro20%20%20%20%20%20%
Total Burdened Cost before AdvancePro$14,291$14,434$14,578$14,724$14,871$15,020$87,920
 Total Burdened Cost after AdvancePro$11,433$11,547$11,663$11,779$11,897$12,016$70,336
Inventory Write Offs Cost Savings$750$750$750$750$750$750$4,500
* Additionally, warehouse space requirements can be better controlled.



[wptabcontent]As we said at the outset typical ROI in an AdvancePro run business begins in under three months. After that the savings accrue month after month. And you get your cash working for you instead of just sitting around in your inventory. If you’d like to see how soon you’d be making money by better managing your inventory you can download your version here.

AdvancePro Payback
SavingsMonth 1Month 2Month 3Month 4Month 5Month 6Total
Shipping Error Reduction Savings$357$375$394$414$434$456$2,430
Inventory Reduction in Safety Stock$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000$12,000
Inventory Write-Offs Reduction$750$750$750$750$750$750$4,500
Labor Savings$1,429$2,887$2,916$2,945$2,974$3,004$16,155
Total Estimated Savings$4,536$6,012$6,060$6,108$6,159$6,210$35,085
Cost or Residual Cost of WMS$8,200$3,664$0$0$0$0$8,200
Net Savings-$3,664$2,348$8,408$14,516$20,675$26,885$26,885